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Duchess of Cambridge Sues for Invasion of Privacy

Duchess of Cambridge Sues for Invasion of Privacy

By HutchersonLaw / October 16, 2017
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Duchess of Cambridge Sues for Invasion of Privacy Invasion of privacy is a longstanding drama for the British Royal Family.  Twenty year ago, Princess Diana lost her life while fleeing paparazzi in Paris.  More recently, in 2012, the Duchess of Cambridge was photographed topless while vacationing at a private chateau, owned by the Queen’s nephew,…

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Friend Request from Your Boss: Invasion of Privacy?

Friend Request from Your Boss: Invasion of Privacy?

By HutchersonLaw / October 11, 2017
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Friend Request from Your Boss: Invasion of Privacy? You log onto Facebook and notice a new friend request.  Your excitement quickly turns to dread when you realize it’s from your boss.  You received a friend request from your boss?! What do you do?  If you decline, your boss will know and may hold it against…

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Online Acts You May Not Know Are Illegal

Online Acts You May Not Know Are Illegal

By HutchersonLaw / October 2, 2017
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Online Acts You May Not Know Are Illegal You are trying to check Instagram, but are not at home.  So, you find a random, unsecured wifi network.  Score!  You connect and scroll to your heart’s content.  Guess what?  You just broke the law.  The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act criminalizes accessing a computer or website…

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The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 – What You Need to Know

The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016

By HutchersonLaw / September 26, 2017
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What You Need to Know About the Consumer Fairness Act of 2016 With the advent of negative online reviews, many businesses have sought to protect themselves by including non-disparagement provisions into their form contracts with consumers. These provisions make sense when fairly negotiated – if you want to do business with us, you will agree…

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If You Like It You Should Put a Copyright on It

If You Like It You Should Put a Copyright on It

By HutchersonLaw / September 6, 2017
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If You Like It You Should Put a Copyright on It Picture this: Beyoncé on top of a police car in a flooded street. A newspaper with the headline, “The Truth.” An image featuring Martin Luther King. A young hooded black boy dancing in front of a line of SWAT officers. A graffitied wall with…

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What the UNABOMBER Can Teach You about Catching an Anonymous Defamer

What the UNABOMBER Can Teach You about Catching an Anonymous Defamer

By HutchersonLaw / August 28, 2017
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What the UNABOMBER Can Teach You about Catching an Anonymous Defamer Remember how the FBI caught the Unabomber? They compared his writing patterns in his letters and his infamous “manifesto” that he got published by threat in the New York Times and the Washington Post to the writing samples of various suspects.  Unusual spellings, word…

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Dallas Newlyweds Owe $1.08 Million After Defaming a Wedding Photographer Online

Dallas Newlyweds Owe $1.08 Million After Defaming a Wedding Photographer Online

By HutchersonLaw / August 21, 2017
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What happens when a small business and a customer have a dispute? These days it is increasingly common for customers to publicly, and sometimes unlawfully, address their grievances on the Internet. And this is exactly what Dallas newlyweds Neely and Andrew Moldovan did to their wedding photographer. The Backstory of the Polito v. Moldovan Case…

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Robert Kardashian Facing Revenge Porn Lawsuit

Robert Kardashian Facing Revenge Porn Lawsuit

By HutchersonLaw / August 18, 2017
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Robert Kardashian Facing Revenge Porn Lawsuit No one expects their former romantic partner to post several nude photographs of them on their social media account, but that is exactly what happened to Blac Chyna. Robert Kardashian (brother of Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe, and half-brother of Kylie and Kendall) recently posted several nude photographs of his…

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McMansion Hell vs Zillow: Who’s in the Wrong?

McMansion Hell vs Zillow: Who’s in the Wrong?

By HutchersonLaw / August 11, 2017
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Architecture blogger, Kate Wagner from McMansion Hell, recently received an unexpected scare when a demand letter from the real-estate giant, Zillow Inc., appeared in her inbox on June 26, 2017. Zillow demanded that Wagner remove images of homes from her website that she featured with her own critical and humorous commentary. The demand letter was…

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Does Sarah Palin Have a Case Against the New York Times?

Does Sarah Palin Have a Case Against the New York Times?

By HutchersonLaw / August 2, 2017
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Does Sarah Palin Have a Case Against the New York Times? Sarah Palin has accused the New York Times of defamation after an editorial article was published on June 14, 2017 accusing her of inciting Jared Lee Loughner to shoot Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ). The Case Against the New York Times According to Palin’s lawyers,…

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